WolfQuest

Eduweb & Minnesota Zoo  •  Twin Cities, Minnesota

Live the life of a wild wolf!

WolfQuest is a 3D wildlife simulation video game about gray wolves and the ecology of Yellowstone National Park. Play as a lone wolf, with a mate, or in a pack. In single-player games, learn how to hunt elk, communicate with other wolves, find a mate, establish a den and territory, raise pups, and embark on a perilous journey to a summering site. In multiplayer games, join together with friends to explore the wilderness, hunt, and raise pups together.

WolfQuest 3 in Development!

Eduweb is currently remaking the game from the ground up, with bigger maps, better gameplay and a much more sophisticated wildlife simulation running the whole thing. Follow our progress on WolfQuest.org.

Play it on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and Kindle.

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WolfQuest

Wildlife Simulation Game  •  2008 - 2018

Traders & Raiders

Historic Hudson Valley  •  Tarrytown, New York

Do you have what it takes to be a pirate?

Pirate on the high seas, confiscating cargo from trade ships and selling it at ports! Improve your lot to upgrade your ship and outfit yourself as a pirate to be feared! In Traders & Raiders, you’ll seek vengeance against Adolph Philipse, plundering cargo from his ships in particular. But, will you gain enough notoriety to confront Philipse?

Inspired by historical documents and events, Traders & Raiders brings educational content together with dynamic game design, in a fun and engaging way, to learn more about history, geography, and the life of a pirate.

Play Traders & Raider on PC and Mac.

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Traders & Raiders

Role-Play Game  •  2018

Engineering the Wright Way

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Think like an engineer!

Develop engineering skills similar to those the Wright brothers used to create the world's first airplane! While inventing the first successful airplane, the Wright brothers also pioneered modern aeronautical engineering concepts and techniques. They approached the airplane as a complete system of complex interconnected parts, and continually improved a single, evolving design based on their aerodynamics research and feedback from flight trials. Step into the Wright's workshop and design your own glider, then take it to the sands of Kitty Hawk for flight testing.

Play it in your web browser.

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Engineering the Wright Way

Design Simulation  •  2015

CryptoClub

University of Chicago  •  Chicago, Illinois

Immerse yourself in cryptography!

Solve cryptograms, encrypt secret messages, and explore mysterious worlds embedded with crytographic puzzles. The CryptoClub offers a wide range of fun, interactive tools and games about cryptography and related mathematics. Crack jokes and messages on our message boards, then submit your own! Journey to a desert oasis or a distant planetary outpost and save the day by solving cryptographic puzzles. Using web-based tools, teachers can create treasure hunts and private groups for their students.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the CryptoClub is the place to go to have fun learning about ciphers, cryptography, and math.

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CryptoClub

Educational web site and games  •  2010-2018

White House Dinner Dash

George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center  •  College Station, Texas

State Dinner diplomacy!

Help President George Bush and the First Lady entertain foreign leaders and guests. Choose the menu and table settings, make a seating chart, then dash to serve a four-course meal. It isn’t easy keeping guests happy, but if you do, you will help build diplomatic relations!

This casual game uses the popular 'Diner Dash' game mechanics to immerse players in the challenges and excitement of planning and managing State Dinners at the White House.

Play it on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

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White House Dinner Dash

Casual Game  •  2017

Into The Book

Wisconsin Media Lab  •  Madison, Wisconsin

Reading strategies made fun!

Explore eight reading strategies for K-4 students and teachers in this interactive and in-depth reading comprehension site. Students can watch online videos, play learning games and interactives, and share their creations with friends and family. Teachers can delve into rich information and teaching resources, lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.

Eduweb collaborated with the Wisconsin Media Lab on the design and development of the entire site, and particularly on the playful learning games and interactives that give students valuable practice with each reading strategy.

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Into The Book

Multi-activity Site  •  2008

Cold War Dare

George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center  •  College Station, Texas

You're the President!

This strategy game about presidential decision-making is set in the epochal years of 1989 and 1990. As Poland legalizes Solidarity, as the Berlin Wall falls, as people in every country take to the streets seeking greater freedom and human rights, the world is changing.

As President, you must analyze changing situations, weigh risks, and make decisions, all while trying to keep your alliances healthy, your relationships with foreign leaders strong, and the drive towards freedom and democracy always moving forward. And in the end, you can compare your successes and failures with those of President George H.W. Bush.

Play it your web browser or get the iOS or Android app.

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Cold War Dare

Strategy Game  •  2016

China: Diplomatic Dragon

George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center  •  College Station, Texas

American diplomat in China!

You are stationed in China, your goal to boost the U.S. - Chinese relationship while moving up through the ranks of the diplomatic corps, trying to reach the top and get some kudos from the president. Learn about Chinese geography, culture, economics, and language while exploring the country and engaging in diplomatic activities. This game is inspired by George H.W. Bush’s time as the chief U.S. diplomat in China, from 1974 to 1975 — a formative period for the future president.

Play it on your Web browser or on iOS or Android.

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China: Diplomatic Dragon

Casual Game  •  2017

Building Detroit

Detroit Historical Society  •  Detroit, Michigan

One family. Five generations. Countless ways to build a city.

Starting as French immigrants in 1750, you and your family will try to make a living as farmers in the feudal economy of New France. Subsequent levels span 150 years of Detroit history as the city grows into a major industrial center. In each level, you will take on the role of one of your children from the previous level, deciding who to marry, how to raise your children, and what job to do, based on the career choices of that time period. Every decision has consequences, giving you a lasting memory of what it might have been like to have lived in the historic times that shaped Detroit.

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Building Detroit

Simulation  •  2011

A Sailor's Life for Me!

USS Constitution Museum  •  Boston, Massachusettes

Set sail on a seafaring adventure!

Live the life of a young sailor aboard USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," during the War of 1812. Scrub the deck, haul on lines, steer the ship, and work the guns. Tell tall tales and perhaps sneak a game of dice during your leisure time. If you do well, you'll rise through the ranks and eventually captain your own gun crew.

Explore the ship and learn about the daily lives of the 450 sailors who lived and worked in these crowded spaces. Listen as they tell you about their lives in their own words. Vivid, detailed drawings and playful text by world-renowned artist Stephen Biesty and writer Richard Platt let you explore all of USS Constitution's nooks, from the dark hold to the top of the tallest mast and everywhere in between.

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A Sailor's Life for Me!

Role-Play Game  •  2011

Texas 1836

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and the Star of the Republic Museum  •  Washington, Texas

See 1836 Washington-on-the-Brazos come to life!

See the town of Washington as it looked in 1836, when delegates from all parts of Texas came to write the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the Republic of Texas. The app uses Eduweb's own augmented-reality engine to presents a virtual town of Washington, full scale and overlaid on the historic site for you to explore. Discover the town by walking around the historic site, meeting the people and exploring the buildings as they were in 1836. Toggle between the full virtual world and the augmented-reality view that superimposes buildings and people against the modern environment.

Note: This app is primarily designed for use at the historic site, with augmented reality features to track your location and align the virtual world of 1836 with the real world. To explore the virtual world elsewhere, choose the Virtual Tour on the "About The App" page.

Available on iOS

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Texas 1836

Augmented Reality App  •  2012

Rocket Lab

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Design a rocket and launch it into space!

You're a rocket designer for a space exploration startup company. Design a rocket for three missions into space. As you choose each component, consider its capabilities, cost and risks. Then name your rocket and send it out to the launch pad. Will it explode, veer off-course, or succeed? Every failure is an opportunity to improve your design, so keep trying until you succeed. Then move on to tackle a more difficult mission!

Play it on iOS or in your Web browser (requires Unity3d plugin).

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Rocket Lab

Design Simulation  •  2014

Into the Map

Wisconsin Media Lab  •  Madison, Wisconsin

A fun way to learn map skills!

Explore Wisconsin's geography while learning map-reading skills and geographic thinking. Practice writing cardinal and relative directions, as well as understanding map features as you create a story using a map. Analyze map layers in order to solve a problem and discover the relationship between reference and thematic maps. Lesson ideas and "I can" student learning targets are also provided for each online activity.

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Into the Map

Interactives  •  2014

Doctor Know

Arizona Science Center  •  Phoenix, Arizona

Play doctor in the 21st century!

Step into the future of medicine as a doctor in the know! Practice modern medicine by examining all dimensions of the body, from organs to molecules, as an interconnected system. Use innovative tests and treatments to heal your patients, not hurt them.

Doctor Know helps teachers, students, and the general public understand how biomedical innovations are transforming medicine. Players assume the role of a physician who must diagnose and treat patients using a toolkit of tests and treatments. By using innovative tools, from supercomputers to bioinformatics to nanotechnologies, as they come to market, and viewing their patients' bodies as an interconnected system, players can target those interventions to minimize side effects and suffering.

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Doctor Know

Simulation Game  •  2014

Putt the Planets

Eduweb  •  St. Paul, Minnesota

Take a grand tour of our Solar System, putter in hand! Travel from planet to planet, playing a few holes of mini-golf at each stop. It's the way the future was supposed to be!

BREATHTAKING mini-golf courses in exotic locales throughout the Solar System: planets, moons, comets, and more. Three courses — 54 holes in all!

SENSATIONAL golfing challenges featuring planetary gravity, the forces of nature, astronomical and geological phenomena, and historic space missions.

SPECTACULAR 3D planetary landscapes, based on the latest scientific discoveries.

THRILLING journeys from one planet to the next.

ENCHANTING Space Age bossa nova music.

Get it for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire.

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Putt the Planets

Casual Game  •  2013

MoonWalking

Eduweb  •  St. Paul, Minnnesota

One small step!

Tranquility Base, the site of the first Apollo moon landing, is one of the greatest of all historic sites — and now you can bring it down to Earth to watch history unfold in front of you.

Moonwalking is an augmented-reality app that recreates Tranquility Base in your backyard or neighborhood park. With your iPhone or iPad serving as a magic window into history, watch as the Lunar Module "Eagle" lands, Neil Armstrong makes his famous "one small step," and Buzz Aldrin joins him for history's first moonwalk. All this is happening right in front of you — all around you — in an immersive virtual world.

MoonWalking demonstrates our augmented reality technology for historic sites, but it's designed so you can experience it wherever you are.

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MoonWalking

Augmented Reality Mobile App  •  2011

SpaceWalking

Eduweb  •  St. Paul, Minnesota

Explore the Solar System—on foot!

This augmented-reality iPhone app creates a virtual model of the Solar System around you, reduced to a walkable scale. Choose a scale and starting point and then start walking! The app places the Sun and planets around you in virtual space. Walk across the street to visit Venus, Head down the block to Jupiter, and stretch your legs to get a glimpse of Pluto.

As you walk, the app tracks your location in both the real and the virtual world, so you can wander amongst the planets, visiting each one, and zooming in to inspect and learn about moons, asteroids, and comets. Adjust the distance scale to fit the solar system inside your neighborhood or across your city. Earn achievements and send reports of your journeys to Facebook and Twitter!

Play it on iOS.

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SpaceWalking

Augmented Reality Mobile App  •  2010

Texas Independence

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and the Star of the Republic Museum  •  Washington, Texas

Experience two tense weeks of Texas history!

In the winter of 1836, Texas were involved in a life or death struggle for freedom from Mexico. As they fought on the battlefield, they also sent representatives from every municipality to a constitutional convention in the small town of Washington. In two tense weeks, these Texans declared independence and created a constitutional republic based on the democratic principles they all held dear.

The Texas Independence Web site offers a rich variety of activities and resources about these historic events, from dramatic animations to timeline and storytelling interactives to primary source documents and lesson plans. The centerpiece of the site is "In Washington Town," a Web-based 3D game in which you explore a virtual recreation of Washington in March 1836. Over the course of the game, you meet key figures in the independence movement while discovering why ordinary Texans came to support this risky path.

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Texas Independence

Role-Play  •  2010

Design an Air Racer

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Create the perfect racer!

In the 1920s, air races pushed aviation technology forward, creating innovative and ever-faster aircraft. Your job is to design an air racer, balancing risky innovations with established techniques so your racer will win the race—or at least finish it! Design, race and review your results—then start over as you try to create the perfect racer.

Play it in your Web browser. (Requires Flash)

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Design an Air Racer

Creative Design, Online Game  •  2010

Forces of Flight

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Can you fly?

Just how do airplanes stay up in the air? This whimsical interactive explores the four forces of flight by putting you in the designer's seat. Build a hybrid aircraft by selecting wings, fuselage and other components from 100 years of flight, then see what happens to your aircraft (and your poor test pilot). Does it go faster, slower, higher or lower? Experiment with lift, drag, thrust and weight to reach your target speed and altitude. Then compare those forces with the forces of flight in space!

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Forces of Flight

Simulation, Web Activity  •  2009

How Wings Work

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Wing it!

How do wings create lift and allow an aircraft to fly? Explore airfoil design in this aerodynamics simulation, experimenting with wing shape, angle of attack, airspeed and air density.

Play it in your Web browser. (Requires Flash)

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How Wings Work

Simulation, Web Activity  •  2009

Zoo Matchmaker

Minnesota Zoo  •  Minneapolis, MN

Save the Tigers! How can zoos help save endangered species? By breeding them in captivity, in hopes of someday releasing animals back into their original habitats. This interactive places you in charge of a breeding program for endangered tigers. Choose from several breeding plans, then make the best matches to ensure tiger survival. Along the way, you'll learn about tiger genetics and the basic rules of inheritance.

Eduweb collaborated with Minnesota Zoo staff to develop the matchmaker game concept, balancing challenging gameplay with substantial genetics content. And by incorporating the same calculations used by real breeding managers, the game accurately reflects the real-world challenges facing zoos today.

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Zoo Matchmaker

Simulation  •  2005

Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull

Space Telescope Science Institute  •  Baltimore, MD

Come explore black holes!

Black holes are places where ordinary gravity has become so extreme that it overwhelms all other forces in the Universe. Once inside, nothing can escape a black hole's gravity — not even light. Yet we know that black holes exist. We know how they are born, where they occur, and why they exist in different sizes. We even know what would happen if you fell into one. Our discoveries have revealed one of the strangest objects in the Universe, and there's still much we don't know. The nearest black hole is many lightyears away, so this is as close as you'll ever get to one.

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Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull

Interactive Reference  •  2006

Design a Satellite

Littleton Historical Museum  •  Littleton, Colorado

Can you send the signals?

Design a satellite that will send TV signals to places far across the country. Central to the design process is exploring the ways that high technologies are the products of human ingenuity—and that Littleton, Colorado is a community rich in such inventive people.

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Design a Satellite

Simulation (Kiosk)  •  2004

Hold the Fort!

Fort McHenry National Historic Site  •  Baltimore, Maryland

Take charge of Fort McHenry in September 1814!

After two years of war, the British have invaded Washington D.C. and burned the White House and are now sailing up the Chesapeake to attack Baltimore. Fort McHenry stands in their way — but victory or defeat depends upon your nerves and wits. As the bombs explode overhead and rockets whiz past, you must manage fort resources and inspire your troops. For if fortitude falls, the troops will desert and the battle will be lost.

Throughout the bombardment, keep the flag flying — the bigger the better — to inspire the troops and to let everyone else know that the fort has not fallen.

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Hold the Fort!

Simulation Game  •  2012

PlanetMania

Maryland Science Center  •  Baltimore, Maryland

Life beyond earth!

This game is a gallery experience, complementing a visit to the "Life Beyond Earth" exhibit at the Maryland Science Center, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. As you explore the exhibit, draw cards about planets orbiting other stars, the ingredients of life, and the ways that life adapts to extreme environments. Choose carefully to make your best pair of cards, then submit your hand to earn Astrobucks — and a coupon at the museum shop!

Play it on iOS or Android

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PlanetMania

Exhibit Game  •  2012

Tuskegee Airmen Flight Leader

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Don the flight suit of the Tuskegee Airmen!

The Tuskegee Airmen were America's first black fighter pilots. Facing discrimination at home, these men sought to serve their country—and prove themselves—high over the skies of Europe, protecting bombers from German attack. In this immersive 3D role-play game, you must escort B-24 bombers over Germany, confronting the challenges, decisions, and dangers of high-altitude combat. Lives are on the line as you make decisions on the fly.

Play it in your Web browser. (Requires Flash)

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Tuskegee Airmen Flight Leader

Role-Play, Online Game  •  2010

Packing for the Unknown

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian  •  Washington, D.C.

Pack the Lindbergh's airplane!

Help Charles and Anne Lindbergh pack for a daring flight on their plane Tingmissartoq. Their flight will pioneer new air routes, taking them into extreme climates and unknown dangers. But you'll have to choose carefully—their airplane can only carry a limited amount of gear. Can you choose the best gear for a successful flight?

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Packing for the Unknown

Role-Play, Web Activity  •  2010

Global Outbreak: A Public Health ICS Simulation

Center for Public Heath Education and Outreach  •  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Serve on the Incident Command Team

An outbreak of respiratory infection is spreading around the globe. Cases have just been confirmed in your state. You are called to report to the State Health Department's DOC (Department Operations Center) to serve on the Incident Command Team. Choose your role, then handle a non-stop flow of information, decisions, and distractions. Attend briefings, decide who should handle incoming issues, and determine the best course of action — all the while monitoring time, resources, and your own stress!

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Global Outbreak: A Public Health ICS Simulation

Role-play Game  •  2013

Betwixt Folly and Fate

Colonial Williamsburg  •  Williamsburg, Virginia

Live in 1774 Williamsburg!

Play as one of four characters: an enslaved house servant, a free black carpenter, a midwife's assistant, and a young gentleman. In each role, face the challenges of daily life in early America while learning about the social classes and customs of the time. Pursue your characters' goal while exploring eighteenth-century Williamsburg, Virginia. Roam the streets and meeting people in shops, taverns, the Courthouse, and private homes. Meet dozens of characters, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. Bargain for goods with shopkeepers and try your hand at several colonial games.

Note: Betwixt Folly and Fate game is one component of Colonial Williamsburg's A Day in the Life program, which includes an eight-episode DVD series and teacher materials. The Web site has more information, a preview video, downloadable demo, and ordering information.

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Betwixt Folly and Fate

Role-Play Game  •  2008

Older Projects

Various  •  

Here are our favorites among old projects (1997-2007) which are stil available online:

Amazon Interactive Our very first interactive website! Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Based on Dave Schaller's graduate research in the Amazon. (1996).

A. Pintura: Art Detective Solve an art history mystery as a 1940's noir detective. (1997).

The Artist's Toolkit: Learn about art elements and principles through clever animations and create play activities. (2003).

The Art of Crime Detection: Solve crimes by drawing composite sketches of perpetrators, using both right and left brain. Originally developed for Sanford's now defunct A Lifetime of Color. (2001).

Bridge to Classroom: Design a bridge that can withstand an earthquake. Developed with California Alliance for Jobs (2003).

Build-a-Prairie: Prairie restoration simulation, developed with the Bell Museum of Natural History (1998).

Inside Art: Dive into a Van Gogh painting and learn about art elements and principles. (1997.)

Older Projects

Various  •  1996-2003